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Posted: 10:09 Sat 01-Jan-2011. Price: 11.20 Renminbi (Yuan). Location: Beijing.
Zeddy reports: Hmm, how to describe this one... well, Mrs Zeddy took a trip to China and came back with a few confectioneries of which this was one. It is essentially little dark chocolate Galaxy balls without the crispy shell of Minstrels. Not flat either but randomly spherical/oblate. They are very rich indeed with a real feeling of having eaten a lot more chocolate than one little ball. I would say almost that they taste slightly like those "cool cup" foiled chocolate sweets found in the UK which makes me think they may have sorbitol or its ilk within them. Who knows? I cannot read Chinese! They are certainly a bit different and worth trying, and come in a lovely little plastic tub with a flip top lid that adds to their charm.

...And so the new year begins in a similar manner to the previous one, though thanks too to "Nick T" for nominating Indian-themed sausages Mr Singh's Bangras as 2010's best name for a new product, and for also feeling the need to mention Bags of Ducks' Heads for Snacking Upon, which he "saw on sale in Guangzhou earlier this year (no picture I'm afraid, but there are plenty if you google it :("

And just to try and banish that image as swiftly as possible, my best of the last 12 months are, by category - Sweets, biscuits, cakes: Gu Chocolate and Sour Cherry Cookies, Burton's Big and Chunky Marylands, and Mr Kipling's Neapolitan Bakewells (soon to be replaced by Trifle Bakewells). Crisps and snacks: McCoy's Sausage Striker, and the American Cheeseburger Flavour Cup Walkers. Cereals, pudding, icecream: Kellogg's Hot Oat Krumbly, and Asda's (now-discontinued?) Loaded Black Forest ice cream. Drinks and/or alcohol: Laverstoke Park Farm Buffalo Milk, and KFC's limited-edition trial of Coffee Krush'ems (despite my extensive attempts to get similar effects by pouring Starbucks Discoveries, Monster X-Presso or McDonald's Lattes into an empty McDonald's cola cup that still has ice in the bottom). Fast and/or hot food: McDonald's Festive Deluxe, and Pret A Manger's New York Deli Toastie. Let's hear your choices, and of course have a tasty 2011!

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Posted: 19:32 Sun 09-Jan-2011 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: should anyone care, the new products I actually bought fairly regularly this year were Crabbie's Ginger Beer, plus that Cravendale Finely Filtered milk that seems to never go off, but neither were launched in 2010, unfortunately.
Posted: 20:11 Sun 09-Jan-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: The Ltd edition lamb vindaloo McCoys were my new product of the year. If only they were permanent.
Posted: 21:07 Sun 09-Jan-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Agreed. Still on sale for 55p at my local butchers: long may that continue.
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